Tyrese Gibson Accused by Ex-Wife Norma Mitchell of Defamation, Disclosing Private Information About Their Daughter

Tyrese Gibson and Norma Mitchell were married from 2007 to 2009

<p>Andreas Branch/Patrick McMullan/Getty</p> Norma Mitchell and Tyrese Gibson on Feb. 21, 2008

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Norma Mitchell and Tyrese Gibson on Feb. 21, 2008

Tyrese Gibson's ex-wife is suing the Fast and Furious star.

Norma Mitchell, who was married to Gibson, 45, from 2007 to 2009, filed a lawsuit against the actor in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday, May 7. The lawsuit alleges Gibson defamed her and publicly disclosed private information about Mitchell and their daughter Shayla, 16, in a series of Instagram posts published between April 30 and May 7, according to the complaint obtained by PEOPLE.

Gibson recently filed a motion in family court related to a dispute with Mitchell, "purportedly because Mitchell cannot afford to contribute as much as he can towards their daughter’s private high school tuition," according to the lawsuit. The actor then used the social media platform "to publicly litigate the issue by slamming Mitchell with a cruel barrage of derogatory and defamatory posts, including false accusations she has committed blackmail, extortion, death threats, tax evasion, forgery, bank fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering," the suit alleges.

Mitchell's lawsuit alleges Gibson revealed public information about her and their daughter by sharing his motion in family court through a Google Drive link that remains accessible on his Instagram account as of May 8. The lawsuit also alleges the actor is aware of his wrongdoing, noting that he wrote in a May 1 Instagram post, "Before they make me delete this post and the link with the full 167 pages of court documents with details [ receipts ] to back up everything GO THERE NOW."

When reached for comment by PEOPLE, Gibson noted a post he shared on Instagram May 7 in which he wrote he is "in a very bad place" over the lawsuit, as well as his ongoing divorce from his other ex-wife Samantha, among other matters.

In that Instagram post, Gibson also claimed he was "still living in fear of my ex [ Norma ] and what new vile s--- she’s going to once again say or accuse me of."

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<p>Astrid Stawiarz/Getty</p> Tyrese Gibson on Oct. 21, 2019

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Tyrese Gibson on Oct. 21, 2019

Mitchell is requesting that a court order Gibson to take down the posts regarding the situation and is requesting a jury trial to settle issues related to the case, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.

The lawsuit alleges that both Mitchell "and her daughter have reluctantly found themselves in the public eye under vexatious circumstances" given Gibson's 20.4 million Instagram followers and news media interest in his posts regarding the dispute.

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"Gibson’s followers continue to respond by posting vile comments about Mitchell. One fan urged Gibson to get his 'ammunition and war!' " the lawsuit reads. "Mitchell fears what Gibson or one of his fans will do next. She is mortified."

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<p>Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty</p> Tyrese Gibson on Feb. 9, 2023

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Tyrese Gibson on Feb. 9, 2023

Gibson first shared a screenshot of a petition he filed in family court against Mitchell on Instagram April 30. "No lies and no goofy s---…. Everything in these court docs has real receipts attached," he wrote in a caption at that time. "Sadly, when f--- s--- is done to MEN it doesn’t matter…. Blackmail, extortion, defamation, death threats, tax evasion forged signatures, falsified bank statements, domestic and international wire fraud.. Money laundering all the above spelled out…"

Back in 2017, Gibson similarly used Instagram to admit to flying a banner directed at the former couple's daughter over her school after she obtained a temporary restraining order against him.

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